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on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with as much as a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. it's also creating a travel nightmare for those trying to get home after the holidays. more than 1700 flights were canceled on wednesday. nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm for us this morning. dylan, what can you tell us? >> well, so far under 400 flights have been canceled in the northeast today. this storm is going to create some travel troubles. it's transitioning over to more or less rain right now. but in the new york city area last night, we had some very strong storms move through. we do have reports of flooding in some of the low-lying areas as well. and we do have a lot of known that's already fallen especially back across new york. look at snowfall totals. thompson, ohio picks up 14 inches of snow. all around pennsylvania and new york picked up around a foot of snow, with connecticut coming in at 6 inches. we do have the winter storm wa
? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. and we begin with serious winter weather that is moving east. rain, snow and wind that is snarling a lot of travel plans for those trying to make it home from holiday travels. it is the same storm system that is responsible for at least three deaths and spawned record-setting tornadoes in the south over the past 24 hours. we have it all covered, and we begin with the experts who are always out in the middle of these storms. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is just outside buffalo, new york. good evening to you, mike. >> hey, natalie. in buffalo, they're known for the snow. they average 8 feet of snowfall a season. but so far this year, they've only had 6 1/2 inches, leaving many to wonder, where's the white? that's all changing this evening. a major snowstorm has dumped over a foot of snow across parts of the midwest. indiana got hit hard. high winds adding to the misery there. >> it's a lot bett
before christmas. here it is gabe. >> from new york to washington to chicago -- >> it has turned out to be a nightmare. >> starting mid-week, a massive storm hit much of the country dumping more than a foot of snow in some places. within 1700 flights were cancelled. >> i got a late 24 hours. >> this was my bed. >> on saturday, a high wind delayed flights for two hours in washington and new york. syracuse is still digging out. air travel is slowly getting easier. on thursday, there were more than 1100 cancelled flights in the u.s. on friday, that dropped to 600. by saturday, just more than 100. a few of the remaining problems were on the west coast where another storm system brought rain and snow. in the higher elevations, they struggled along highway 80. >> it is going to be worth it. >> before the 84 million expected to travel by car, the news. gas prices are down 20 cents in one month. for some families this christmas, there is even better news. she saw her daughter for the first time in nine months. >> we have been waiting and waiting. we were worried about the weather. everything
>>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff. is a last-second deal even possible? >>> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. >>> new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. "early today" starts right now. >>> and a very good morning to you on this new year's eve. it's nice to see you this morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. the clot was discovered during a followup exam sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners, and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. clinton had been planning to return to work this we
. >> good morning to everybody out on a windy day in new york city but nice day. and back to talk more about leonardo dicaprio. >> and he bloodied himself and the blood was real and he just kept going. >> new year's resolutions around the corn information a lot of folks. many people put on the list, lose weight. get in shape. from vegetables to desserts to health trends to get in shape. >> if you're looking to throw a more family friendly new year's eve bash, not really your cup of tea. >> i'm sorry for scowling at you. >> we do have ideas if you want to include the kids when you bring in 2013. >> looks kind of fun with the donut. >> throwing a donut, on board. >> we want to send it first to natalie on the newsdesk and for top stories. >> good morning, everyone. a poufwerful winter storm makin its way across the country has now turned deadly. mike seidel is in cheektowaga, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: we had 11 inches of snow so it has ended for now. keep in mind this city averages 8 feet a season but only had 6 inches until late yesterday afternoo afternoon. >> snow, high win
over to the carolinas as the snow shifts up to the great lakes, in northern pennsylvania and new york. wednesday night, the low starts to redevelop on the coast pulling the cold air in but not enough to create a major snow event for the northeast i-95 cities. so we should be doing okay there. but still, nonetheless, snowy travel for many across the appalachians and northern new england. going back to wednesday, d.c., certainly impacted. pittsburgh, on back into cleveland, all these airports where we expect the snow, there will be severe weather in raleigh down to the south of this. but it's all go up to the north because the storm hasn't gotten into the thick of it yet. thursday, up into new england goes the meat of the storm. but backlash snow and wind. and on friday, we got the all go as we are now in a break between storms. but a break is the keyword there. but here comes the trough of low pressure sliding off to the great lakes and the rocky mountains. and that means a new storm will develop and impact these areas into saturday. a lot of people potentially heading back this weeken
something. the ski resorts here in western new york are absolutely thrilled that they had a major snowstorm already but that system moved from the midwest eastward and has caused a lot of problems including an accident in western maryland that killed one person, bringing the death toll from the storm to at least eight. the lake effect snow had a lot of people here in new york digging out early. in fact, several areas in western new york reported snowfalls of a foot or more. heavy snow and ice knocked out power in several cities including parts of maine and michigan. lake effect snow continues off lake ontario and those areas east and southeast of lake ontario should pick up an additional 3 to 6 inches by tomorrow. the storms will keep on coming, a minor system beginning on christmas eve will dump a few inches of snow in ohio through pennsylvania, north jersey, and southern new england. and we're tracking another major storm on the west coast which will bring a stripe of snow from oklahoma city to the midwest by christmas before heading up to the northeast mid week with coastal cities gettin
jersey, new york, and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some same gop king maker senator jim demint of south carolina is stepping down from congress on january 1st. demint will become the head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million a year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> well, it sure does sound like a plot out of a tom clancey cold war novel. a rogue navy sailor is accused of selling tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has that story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the boards born to fight in reference to cock fighting. >> mr. hoffman, did you try to sell government secrets? >> reporter: just a big smirky smile from hoffman who retired a year ago and is trained as a navy krip tow logic technician. the indictment reads hoffma
weeks. this is "early today" on nbc. >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that the u.s. secretly gave its blessing to armed shipments to rebel groups in libya during the fight against moammar gadhafi, but officials became alarmed that some of the weapons sent from qatar may have been turned over to islamic militants. >>> a new congressional report shows waistful spending of tax money that was intended for counter terrorism purposes. some of the most head shaking examples include the homeland security security department paid for a hog catcher? texas, a fish tank in a small texas town, and an underwater robot in a midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby. >>> john mcafee, the eccentric software tycoon, was arrested in guatemala. he has been a fugitive from police in belize after the murder of his neighbor. >>> in philippines the death toll has increased to 350 and almost 400 people are missing so that number will go even higher. >>> and in new york city, a homeless man is facing charges of second degree murder in the death of a man wh
on air and on line. >>> "the new york times" reports that michael bloomberg is weighing a big for the financial times group. >>> and it looks like christmas came earl at the vatican. pope benedict, the proud owner of two shiny, new custom-made mercedes pope mobiles. and what else, mother of pearl white. snazzy. >>> what's with thieves these days? first dognappers steal puppies. then a guy in handcuffs escapes out back of a police cruiser and gets into the driver's seat and steals a police car. that's up next. >>> and some other stories making news across america for you this morning. we begin with a brazen car heist that looked like a scene from a movie. a texas police dash cam rolled as a handcuffed burglary suspect turned a police vehicle into his getaway car. the man easily escapes the back seat and gets behind the wheel. he floors it and then he vanishes. police are still on the hunt for this gay. >>> texas police also searching for a pair of puppy thieves who raided a pet store. the men swiped eight puppies valued at more than $12,000. investigators believe the suspects w
across the northeast. heavy snow in upstate new york all the way to maine with rain on the coast. we are seeing the strong wind on the backside of this, preventing temperatures from moving much. in the upper 30's, 39 at bwi- marshall, chilly in westminster, currently 34 degrees. the wind gusts coming out of the northwest, sustained winds getting close to 25 to 30 miles per hour across the region. chilly with the strong wind. another snow on the way. >> a police officer remains on routine administrative leave after a deadly shooting in carroll county. authorities said a taneytown police officer shot and killed 26-year-old edward becker following a confrontation with investigators. police were called to, st. brigid were called to commerce street after -- police were called to commerce street. >> once he got to within arm's length of one of the officers and raised the hammer, the officer discharged a round from his service weapon, striking the deceased in the upper torso. >> becker later died at the hospital per the officer will remain on leave pending an investigation. city police are
clinton remains in a new york city hospital undergoing treatment for a blood clot. officials said doctors discovered that clots during a follow-up visit. they would not say where the blood clot was located. she will continue to be monitored while being treated with anti coagulants. nineeople are dead and 24 injured after a tour bus slid off an icy interstate in oregon and plummeted 100 feet down a ravine. the bus had icy weather conditions. that area is known to be especially treacherous in winter. funeral services will be held today in rochester, new york for one of the two firefighters killed by a sniper on christmas eve. a man deliberately set fire to several homes and webster, new york to set a trap for first responders. one of the first responders was 19-year-old in the shooter then took his life. >> you don't need to worry about stocking up on milk and cheese. a deal is reached to reach the so-called dairy cliff. a one-year extension of the expired farm bill was agreed to which will stabilize dairy prices. milk prices could have more than doubled. no word on when the deal might come
. now heavy shower activity moving to upstate new york. showers weakening. that has some lightning in it. now it is falling apart. we are left with more showers. that will move past us in a few hours. as the rain moves -- moves up, we did have a dense fog in the morning. that is why the weather service continues. visibility in this area going under a quarter mile at times. the good news is it is mid december and all the moisture is falling above freezing. 52 downtown. 51 right now. temperatures will not cool off in the morning. maybe even rising a few more degrees overnight. the winds are beginning to shift to the south. a few showers. unseasonably warm tonight. the moisture will be pushed out through this front. a dreary start. behind it, westerly winds, high pressure will build in, it will be a breezy afternoon and we may see some shun china -- sunshine. in the western maryland mountains, the rain changes to snow showers. an inch or two is possible. not that chilly here. wednesday, we clear things out. a lot of sunshine. another mile day. changes going into next week and, a stronger co
jersey, much needed temporary housing. and in new york tonight, there are new questions about why politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station. the damage is so bad here, they don't know when ore if they'll ever by able to open it. swamped subways. >> a record storm surge here in the new york city area. >> reporter: massive power outages and beach front neighborhoods leveled. while officials say sandy was unprecedented, it wasn't entirely unexpected. for three decades, officials were told to prepare for a storm of historic proportions and a l law. >> nobody's taken the political courage to say, here's the standard for prepareness, here's the standard for recovery, we're going to help you fund it and then we're going to punish you if you don't get is there. >> reporter: three state reports since 1975 focused on preparedness, one addressed new york's preparability saying the sea le
superstore senate. why should that storm play a big role in the jobs report? >> we hear about new york and new jersey being impacted. 24 states were impacted. retailers closed and other businesses closed. if there was no super storm sandy, the economy could have added 200,000 jobs. instead we are looking at at about 100,000 jobs. >> 5:07. 33 degrees at the airport. and get some ceremonies to remember the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> attempting to hand over classified information. what he tried to leak. >> this is exit 17 at padonia road. volume is still light. weather and traffic when we come weather and traffic when we come back ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >> good morning. 5:10. friday morning. closer to freezing when you get away from the city this morning. we do not have rain in the baltimore area. there are some scattered showers in the west. some out in carroll county .ppeared that pai there could be som
this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm natalie morales in for brian. just how bad is the situation in washington with only five days left before we reach the fiscal cliff? in a highly unusual move, lawmakers are being called back to work during this holiday week. but if today was any indication, it doesn't appear congressional leaders are ready to play nice, as they continue to play the blame game and point fingers at each other. meanwhile, many americans are feeling high anxiety, knowing those automatic spending cuts and tax hikes will impact every single one of us if there is still no deal by monday night. we begin our coverage with nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, natalie. the mood here really feels like resignation, that the fiscal cliff deadline will come and go, and no agreement reached. democrats and republicans say they want progress, but there is nothing to report. but there are plenty of recriminations
here's a peek at the weather out your window. in new york city today, 39, partly cloudy. other areas across the east coast do look mostly quiet unless you're heading down into the carolinas. charlotte, north carolina, today about 51 degrees. orlando, florida, about 73. and that is your latest forecast. veronica? >> just a dusting, not a white christmas, just a dusting? >> enough so santa's sleigh has something to go through, but we're only looking at really a dusting tonight and into tomorrow morning. >> 39 degrees? my goodness. >> it's winter. >> thanks. >>> coming up next, a syrian air strike kills dozens. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>>
as of thursday morning. the national weather service said snowfall totals in upstate new york and parts of vermont range from 11 to 15 inches but after a year of almost no snow and a late start this year, folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in full force. and out on winter break. kids are enjoying the snow, too but officials are reminding drivers to be careful because roads are slick even if they have been plowed. >>> and now for a look at the weather, here's nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, we're talking more snow possible for saturday. last year, we had this year or season where we didn't get a whole lot of snow and we're certainly making up for it. we are looking at this storm system right now located back through louisiana through arkansas, bringing mostly rain through that region at this point. but we are going to see it working with some colder air to the north. and there is a chance that there's going to be mainly snow all across the northeast. but it's not a strong storm and it's going to stay mostly to
, pretty mild. new york city, it was 46 degrees at midnight. it will be colder this year, 36 degrees at midnight, washington, d.c. at 40 degrees, pittsburgh, 31. there is. >> snow in the forecast in any of these cities for the ball drop. here in chicago, talking 19 degrees, very cold in minneapolis at 1 degree. so, overall, a cool trend for the northeast, midwest and more snowfall. back to you, kate. >> thanks so much. >>> when nightly news continues on this sunday, we will tell you why this high school student was suspended for writing a poem about something on her mind and on the minds of so many others. >>> later, marking a big anniversary for a key document that changed the course of american history. by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may wors
of stars. >> -- was new york city. >> a lot of household names. >> when they started filming this, they insisted on doing it here in new york. a lot of people told them they wouldn't get permits, it would be difficult. they ended up shooting in the met, grand central station. everywhere. >> new york was the star. >> new york was the star of the show. not since" sex and the city" have we seen such a love letter to new york. >> thank you, rob. >> have a lovely day, darling. >>> if the mad holiday rush is making you feel rundown, we have the cool truth to keep your family from getting sick. >> what you need to know about cold and flu season. we're going to play a game, i heard. a rumor. right here. >> winner. ♪ i am titanium ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. this season, discover aleve. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all th
-atlantic coast. snow showers in upstate new york. yesterday syracuse set a record high of 70 and they are now at 34. 55 in baltimore. pittsburgh is at a chill combr 55. expect cooler temperatures but there is a warm-up in the next seven days. more on that in a few minutes. >> well, as the ravens prepare fur the battle of the beltway lewis returns to the practice field. >> we have more on the linebackers return. >> he said he would return by the start of the playoffs. it did not seem possible. lewis returns to the practice field today because he remains on injury reserve the ravens did not lift him you have a the injury list. lewis cannot play this sunday he can, however, return no earlier than next sunday's game against the denver broncos and peyton manning. lewis did not talk to the media today. john did not give a target time for his return been but as the playoffs draw closer lewis gets closer. that has created a buzz at the raven's camp and all around town. >> he will not play on sunday. i don't know if he's ready to play physically anyway. when time comes that he can play we'll let you m
as the new york times said today as the tragedy in connecticut has softened the times. maybe it takes something like this to get the congress and the president to work on things. there does seem to be a spirit of compromise now brewing. i'm not just talking about the end of the year, but any time. the president perhaps holding off raising taxes for those who make $200,000. especially when coupled about this rumored embrace about spending cuts. that could turn the fiscal cliff into a fiscal hop, skip and a jump that ends up in an exciting place. there are other forces at work today that show you the magnitude of what a deal could mean for our great country. the other forces? the transports, banks, u.s. treasury bonds and gold. first, you know i like to watch the transports as a measurement of economic activity. you know it has to be shipped somewhere to be sold. that is why i follow the transports so closely. when they are going up it means there is more commerce happening than thought. planes, trains, truckers and shippers going higher, that above all, is a terrific predictor of growt
at local stores that sell ravens merchandise. 5:06. 36 degrees on tv hill. workers in new york city are getting ready for the biggest night of the year. >> a special tribute on this year's ball. >> this is the west Ñ? >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:09. 39 degrees downtown. look at the moon shining through the clouds. we are looking at a later wind -- lighter wind across the area. around 7 miles per hour at the airport. a round the low 40's central maryland. 45 in ocean city. most areas should see some sunshine today. more cloud cover north and west of the city. a storm system is approaching. details are coming up. >> norman schwarzkopf has passed away. he commanded the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out. he was known as stormin' norman for an explosive temper. he died in tampa from complications from pneumonia. george h.w. bush mourned the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. george h.w. bush remains hospitalized in houston. he is getting excellent treatment and ask people to put the harps back int
was laid for firefighters in new york. officials believe the remains of the sister of the shooter. her younger brother is responsible for setting fires and ambushing first responders. the fund typewritten reports saying the shooter wanted to burn down the neighborhood, and saying, "i want to do what i do best -- killing people puzzle in connecticut today, police officers received a gift of time. other officers from across the state have stepped up to fill in, so every newtown police officer can spend the day at home with their families. the department has been working nonstop since the shooting that left 20 students and sex educators said. the group passed out free hot chocolate, doughnuts, and panda bears tickets on christmas eve. the archbishop is keeping his thoughts on the community. he spent 11 years as bishop of bridgeport, connecticut. today, he celebrated his first christmas in baltimore, presiding over mess. hundreds of catholics were mindful of the community. >> we are remembering them, praying for them, asking the lord to give them consolation and healing. and certainly to l
of the wider radar. it continues to move off the coast. heavy snow falling in upstate new york and into maine. temperatures are much better than what it could be. we are mostly above the freezing mark. 37 at the airport. we are close to the freezing mark. i would worry about the northern areas near the pennsylvania line for bloack ice. the gusts possibly up to 45 miles per hour today. that could possibly bring down some tree limbs. high temperatures will basically now.ver they are we drop down into the 20's tonight. things will be quiet on friday. another storm system is moving in. we could start out with snow and change over to rain. >> holiday blockbusters could make this year the most profitable on record for hollywood. strong christmas openings will help set movie studios in new record. they are expected to rake in over $10 billion in sales. you could pay for all the web surfing you do at the office in more ways than one. dynamic pricing. >> the more you look at an item online, the more likely the price will go up. >> dynamic pricing is pricing things differently to different people at di
was left by the suspected shooter that killed two firefighters christmas eve in new york. here's nbc's ron mott with more details. >> reporter: police say the christmas eve ambush of four volunteer firefighters attacked as they arrived to battle a fire in new york. >> was a rage be interno out there. >> reporter: it was spell out in chilling details. >> quotes, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down, and doing what i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authorities say 62-year-old william spengler who spent time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago, shot at firefighters. the. >> we're being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. i think he used an assault rifle. >> killing people. >> reporter: officials say the gunman was well fortified. .38 handgun. .12-gauge shotgun and the bushmaster rifle. firefighters, tomasz kaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. human remains were found in spengler's abandoned house. >> it's the question and we'll know know what was going through his mind. >> reporter: police are investigating whe
of new york, they have to get going and make their move. the secretary of state gets to relax, get her head clear, read a novel or two, think about something other than work. how long does she have? >> lining up important fundraisers and clearing the field if that can be done, maximum, a year, and that would give her enough time to rest, regroup, decide, does she want to go through it because if you're going to do it the second time, you gotta win. she went through the hardest thing and has a place in history now. you can't come in second a second time. it would be tough. when you talk about new york, she's from new york. if you talk about biden, president clinton eclipsed the vice president on the trail this time so they have built-in buffers around those figures. chris: 12-year commitment, runs for four years, serves for eight, big decision. >> she'll be in her late 60's. i saw her make the speech -- to a gathering of americans and israelis and it was the best speech i've ever seen her give because she did something that bill clinton knows how to do and very few other politicians do
to a holiday awards show. with us today, michael duffy with "time magazine," the bbc's katty kay, the "new york time's" helene cooper and abc's sam donaldson. it's been a very tough week and americans are trying their best to celebrate the season. this show always celebrates by looking back at the political hits of the last year and what a rich political year it's been of the let's start with the biggest game changers in politics this year. the biggest game change of the political year the surprising supreme court ruling in june that upheld obama care? or was it the big impact our country's minorities had this year to re-elect the president? was it the big fat super pac money that swamped presidential politics this year or the tea party's influence over the republicans rose up over two years ago but continued to dominate the g.o.p. this year. >> i think it's money but not big money, little money. obama raised $1 billion this year, half of it in donations from small people, small amounts, and half in the last three months so astonishing swell of cash at a time when people thought he would be out
on fire, then killed two firefighters christmas eve in upstate new york. they believe the body is that of william spengler's older sister. the note said spengler wanted to do what he liked doing best, killing people. >>> the christmas holiday is over for president obama and congress members both will be back in washington to try to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts january 1st. >>> price of milk could double if congress doesn't provide a fix for dairy prices. as you know aen s one scenario is to attach a farm bill to the fiscal cliff legislation if a deal can be reached in time. >>> newtown, connecticut, police in neighboring communities filled in for newtown officers so they could all have the day off to spend christmas with their families. >>> school shootings, bad weather and threat of tax increases in january all helped to slow holiday shopping after a pretty fast start on black friday. mastercard advisers say before christmas, shopping increased seven-tenths of 1% from a year ago. retailers are hoping to make up for that today. >>> do you ever wonder how sant
day here in new york city. a little gray and drizzly. you look at some of the nice folks who have come down one week before christmas to get a look at that beautiful rockefeller center christmas tree. seven days -- well, six, i guess. >> seven. >> to shop? >> i believe so. >> all right. well, let's not have a fight about it. that wouldn't be the christmas spirit. i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker, david gregory is in for matt, and willie geist. what do we got coming up? >> well, we're going to go back to newtown and talk about the tragedy there. we'll talk to natalie in a few minutes, but also look at some of the gentle acts coming out of there, including some comfort dogs that have been brought in from chicago, just so kids and other people can pet them and feel a little bit better this week. >> we'll talk about the acts of kindness that people are doing as well just ahead in our take three. >> and speaking of take three, jenna bush hager will be joining us. she herself having been a teacher. we'll share some thoughts about that. and then we're going to take a turn toward the ho
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
warnings all the way up into ohio. look at the heavy snow into ohio. western pennsylvania. into new york state and northern new england. here we're talking about upwards of a foot of snow possible by the time we get into thursday and friday. notice indian apolis, columbus, six to nine inches, perhaps approaching a foot into parts of the ohio valley. snowfall will be up to two feet in the northeast. >>> new disturbing details about the christmas eve ambush on firefighters in rochester, new york, coming from the gunman's own words. nbc's ron mott has the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. police say these firefighters were lured into a trap on christmas eve, turning their already dangerous job deadly. now we're learning more about this suspect and the chilling note police say he left behind. the massive christmas eve house fire in western new york had intense flames on all sides. >> it was a raging inferno up there. >> it became much more than just a fire when four firefighters showed up. suspected arsonist began shooting at firemen. >> we are being shot at. mul
that. >> we'll let you have that one. >> a lot of wind in the new york area. other parts of the northeast, it is a blanket of snow. >> other areas could see two feet by the time the storm is done. >>> mark zuckerberg's own sister with a post of holiday settings she said was posted just for friends and how did it end up being viewed by tens of thousands of strangers. >>> and a remarkable affaquariu with tens of thousands of sharks burst. >> i might have had a mirm lini like that recently. >>> now, we go to the christmas travelers. and mike seidel is just outside buffalo, new york this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. in buffalo, they picked up 11 inches. this is a city that averages 8 feet of snow a season. until yesterday they were in a snow drought and until yesterday only had about 6 inches. that's ended now. >>, high winds, dangerous driving conditions, all part of the powerful winter storm hitting the northeast this morning. in the suburbs of new york city, where they're still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> enough is enou
now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, i'm natalie morales in tonight for brian. it is down to the wire now with about 80 hours until the fiscal cliff deadline. and on what is a holiday weekend for many, that is not the case for congressional leaders in washington. there was a sense of urgency today as the president met with house and senate leaders along with the treasury secretary and vice president a short while ago at the white house to try and forge a last-minute deal. the president says he is optimistic, but at this hour, the fiscal cliff still looms. we begin our coverage with nbc's white house correspondent, peter alexander who has been watching the developments all day. peter, good evening to you. >> reporter: natalie, good evening to you. after his first meeting with all of the top four congressional lawmakers since before thanksgiving, the president marched into the briefing room here at the white house and he said the time for immediate action is now. he called for a bipartisan agreement and
" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian, and on this new year's eve, lawmakers may be watching the ball drop from their offices at the u.s. capitol. it has been a day of twists and turns in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. and while democrats and republicans say
guardia airport here in new york. julie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, another winter storm for thousands of travelers making their way home from the christmas holiday to ring in the new year. today a winter storm moved quickly northeast dumping snow from the ohio valley up through parts of new england. the storm did not bring with it blockbuster snowfall but it was a quick hitter that came down hard and fast, forcing some commuters to get creative. >> by ski and then by bus later. >> reporter: stranding others. >> once the snow starts, until the plows come by, you're pretty much stuck. >> reporter: the low visibility on highways caused several car accidents and prompted road closures in new york and pennsylvania. creating problems for more than 20 million people traveling between christmas and new year's. the weather channel's mike seidel was in harrisburg this afternoon. >> reporter: for many in pennsylvania this is the third time they had to shovel snow this week, some picking up another 4 to 6 inches. over in philadelphia everyone for the first time in the season got a c
from coming from a small town in alaska to the middle of the center of new york city. >> love it. >> seven degrees in alaska. i did the best i could with what we had. gorgeous leather jacket you'll need to layer up. >> anne, come on out. big round of applause. [ applause ] >> that makes you beautiful. que? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> pop sensation one direction knows how to live and be successful while they're young. their latest album "take me home" has been topping the charts. >> this week they had a soldout performance at madison square garden. sara haines is the envy of every tween and willie. she got a one on one with one direction. >> you can imagine my excitement when i got a chance to sit down with the british boys, niles, liam, harry and zain. they gave me the scoop on love, life and living it up. it was the biggest "today" show crowd to
hands. who is planning on buying the new york stock exchange and why. >>> the fiscal cliff clock ticking down. real estate roars back. what it all means for your mo y money. the hottest holiday toys. the kids at heart and why everything old is new again. the "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what's making news as we head into a new week on wall street. big changes for american icon. a symbol of capitalism and wall street. the new york stock exchange is being sold to i.c.e., atlanta-based derivatives trading exchange. the deal valued at $8.25 billion. profits at the nyc has shunk, lower trading volumes. i.c.e. is interested in the nyc because of the lower-based derivative exchange. the market could not make its mind up this week. the dow posting the first back-to-back triple digit gains since july. followed up with the worst day in a month. all the moves based on, well, what else, sentiment around the fiscal cliff deal. the economy though is
breaking news. secretary of state hillary clinton in a new york hospital this morning, being treated for a blood clot. her spokesman says it stems from her recent concussion. we'll have a live report from the hospital. >>> last chance. the nation now just hours from going over the fiscal cliff after lawmakers fail to reach a deal over the weekend. could a last-minute push from vice president joe biden get something done before your taxes go up? >>> and oh, baby. kanye wecakanye west surprises y announcing his girlfriend, kim kardashian, is pregnant with their first child. how her family is reacting to the news "today," monday, december 31st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a very busy monday morning. i'm willie geist. >> and i'm erica hill. matt and savannah have the morning off. >>> we'll have the latest on secretary of state clinton's condition in a live report straight ahead. it is the last day of 2012. >> you and i are both in the same situation with
to go, if you are in town, in new york, go see some of these shows that are -- they are here for a short time, means the world for our performers to have people in the audience. it -- lots of great shows out there. give it a chance and to every body that has come to see it and loved it and stood and cheered, god bless you. thank you for coming. it has taken awhile to find our audience, because nobody knows what our show was. you know what's happening now, kind of the sad part about it people are coming back second, third, fourth and fifth times now, because they love it so much. if you are one of those people, bless you. >> yes, thank you. >> so, jimmy fallon -- >> our friend jimmy fallon on the air last night, every now and then, he thinks it's fun to poke fun at us and something to do with what we often have on our table. >> what the what? >> let's just watch and learn. >> let's take a look at the "pros & cons" of the rockefeller center christmas tree. here we go. pro, the tree stays lit all through the holidays. con, so does hoda and kathie lee. >> that's not fair. love those guys. >>
. >>> winter storms with high winds toppled trees in upstate new york friday. one homeowner got a handful. trees often fall during heavy storms, we know that, but when a huge tree falls across the entire roof of the house, it is a shocker. when the elderly homeowner's son came over, he realized the saw was no match for the tree. they had to bring in a crane an other heavy duty equipment to clean things up. >>> meantime yesterday, new york also saw its first major snowstorm of the year. digging out in syracuse this morning where plows are out in full force up to 3 inches of snow fell in central new york. the 6 inches reported in some areas farther north. west at the holiday valley ski resort near buffalo, skiing entuz yafts were out in full force. the resort has gotten two inches of snow in the last 24 hours and a foot in the last two days. it looks like ski resort operators will get what they wanted for christmas, as more snow is in the forecast in the buffalo region and on christmas eve and on christmas day. >>> snow is causing some snags for travellers in northern california. interstate
of the country digs out from the last one. major cities from washington, d.c. to new york to boston in its path. >>> let's make a deal. president obama sitting down with top congressional leader from both parties in just hours. can they agree on something before sending the country over the fiscal cliff? >>> and holy cow. $8 for a gallon of milk? why that utterly ridiculous price could be a very real possibility today, friday, december 28th, 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning. she is full of milk puns this morning. holy cow. utterly. >> what are you, lactose intolerant? >> the trifecta. >> we'll move on to the big story, which is the weather. we're bracing for another big storm before the last one is done. >> it's expected to bring a new round of travel headaches during a holiday travel weekend. how will it impact you in more on that ahead. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more o
at 877-778-2222. wbal tv 11 news. >>> new york is seeing its first major snowstorm of the year. they're digging out in syracuse where plows are out in full force. up to 3 inches of snow fell in central new york, with 6 inches reported in some areas farther north. and to the west at the holiday valley ski resort in buffalo, ski enthusiasts were out in full force there as well. the resort said it's gotten 2 inches of snow in the last 24 hours and more than a foot in the last two days. it looks like ski resort operators will get what they wanted for christmas, as more snow is in the forecast in the buffalo region. >>> snow is causing snag for holiday travellers in northern california. interstate 80 is back open now, but it had to be shut down yesterday because of dangerous near whiteout conditions. the weather and heavy holiday traffic caused many problems on the road. so many drivers went off the road, tow truck drivers could not keep up. cars were detoured off the highway and through residential areas creating a crowded mess and frustrating travellers. >> we had a pretty good cell com
for guns this year. still ahead on 11 news, new york city's second subway murder this month. tonight, who police arrested for the latest crime and why they say it was a hate crime. plus, a plane runs out of landing strip in moscow and crashes onto a highway. we will have that story when we continue >> a plane ran out of runway and crashed onto a highway in moscow. broke into pieces and caught on fire. 12 crew members were on board. four of them were killed. investigators say initial indications point to pilot error. the latest subway murder in new york city was a hate crime. they charged a 31-year-old erik menendez. she is accused of pushing a man in front of a 7 train. she says she has hated muslims since 9/11 that he thought the victim was one. the victim was from india. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and improving. he is in a regular hospital room. the bushes thank everyone for their prayers. he is the oldest living former president. he has been in the hospital since november 23 to be treated for bond credits. -- bronchitis. dropping temperatures could mean
. upstate new york, we have some rain and snow. pretty good snowfall in the adirondacks. around here, just a little piece of cold air. 30 as far as detroit. it gets into the 20's in the northern lakes. then we start a warm-up. tonight, clear to partly cloudy skies. heading into the mountains, he might move into rain and snow showers. here, just a partly cloudy sky. freezing in the suburbs. winds are gradually diminishing. there is today's system, already making steady progress off the coast. weakening as it tracks through the lake. this next one in the rockies is the one that we have our eye on. this will go through western canada and swing on into the atlantic friday through saturday. with any luck, tomorrow, you will be able to soak up some sunshine. it will not be as warm as today, but still above normal. we could hear some thunder thursday night as this fraud makes its way through offshore. -- as this front makes its way through offshore. watched as this goes through western maryland thursday night. there is a winter storm watch. we have some chilly air, and finally the ski resorts wil
into pennsylvania or new york state, that is where you'll see most of the rain. in the 50's on saturday and sunday. 60's on monday. rain chances will taper off after that. >> i am glad we're not dealing with any thing weather related. we are starting to see a buildup of volume in the usual spots. 95 south of the white marsh area, traffic is building prior to white marsh. starting to tap the brakes. south on the harrisburg expressway, 65 miles per hour at padonia. not tracking any delays on the j.f.x. near northern parkway. 66 coming out of owings mills. checking 70, not a bad start as you travel in towards the beltway. an easy start on all of the major roadways around the airport. southbound traffic building on 295 down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. people living along the northeastern coast of japan are breathing ill easier. the earthquake struck offshore very close to the same place as last year's devastating earthquake. there have been no reports of serious damage but two people were reportedly occurrhurt. the last time there were this many p
to a very special awards show. with us mike duffy from "time" magazine. bbc's katty kay. "new york times'" helene cooper and abc's sam donaldson. first up, 'tis the season for year-end political awards. best and worst. last year part one of our political awards and this week part two and this is pure fun. our first category president obama's smartest political decision of 2012. which one of these four choices will our roundtablers pick? was the smartest obama decision to campaign relentlessly on raising taxes on the rich? or was it the early takedown of mitt romney in all those ads last spring that painted him as a rich guy? or the high-tech multimillion dollar back room operation to identify every obama vote and then turn it out on election day? for finally, was the smartest obama decision just bring it in, bubba? >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. chris: was that stacking the deck, mike? >> all good. the one they think wargs the brilliant one was betting that if they spent $150 million i
perfectly. and it's a medium and we were so excited. >> sheena deering is 28 from youngstown, new york. being a mother of two and a nurse, she told us she wears scrubs or pajamas. she begged us to give her a brand-new style. let's hear her story. >> can you believe this family? we saw you in the crowd with abby's bottle hanging from her mouth. it's obvious why you deserve a makeover. but i know you have a special request for louis. >> change the hair. it's getting too long and curly and weighs down on the top. >> you hear her complaining you told me. it's all about being straight. >> constantly not being able to straighten it. . we're going to do that. are you ready for a break for three hours? i'll take abby. >> absolutely. >> what a beautiful family. >> sheena is here with her husband matt and their kids andrew and abby. they're going to close their eyes because they're little. big surprise. close your eyes. >> look at sheena before and bring out the new sheena deering. >> wow! >> they're already looking. what do you think, matt? >> it's amazing. >> turn around, sheena, and take a lo
was a busier, the state reduced say the least. >> take a look at the crowd gathering in new york's times square, getting ready for the big new year's eve celebration. >> one man is dead and an investigation is underway in carroll county tonight. it happened about 8:15 this morning along the 200 block of moral avenue. thomas skipper jr. suffered some type of medical emergency wall behind the wheel. he was rushed to the hospital's emergency room but was pronounced dead shortly after. we are told a hospital building did sustain some minor damage. >> we begin tonight medical alert with a big step in fighting tuberculosis. the fda says it has proposed a johnson and johnson drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection and more than four decades. the bill will -- the pill was approved for use with older drugs to fight diseases like this. there is an increasingly common form of the disease they cannot be treated with out at least two of the four antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis. roughly one-third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with the bacteria that cau
strike or two in the new york city area. a little under tracking through metro new york to these seven areas of long island. now in the west, a stronger cold front headed this way for thursday night into friday. details on that in a couple of minutes. >> a health scare on the campus of umbc. we have for that someone has contracted tuberculosis. >> and as some ask questions about the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, parents need to figure out the better way to answer them. about a child psychologist suggests we handle fears and anxieties of children. >> looking for a new place to live tonight. the latest on what sparked these destructive flames one week before christmas. >> christmas is just one week away. how are >> an investigation is underway tonight on what sparked these claims that the bauer home in the undock. -- -- that consumed this home in done about. thankfully no one was hurt, but everyone that live there have been displaced. new details in the kidnapping and the rescue findings later of nbc correspondents richard engel. he and his crew are safely out of syria, but we are he
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